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6 Editors note
8 Whole home makeover
15 Driveways & decks
25 In the works
28 Final details
8 Work of art A made-over Vancouver bungalow becomes a luxe, livable home
15 Outer beauty Our second visit to a South Surrey property yields new examples of fine design
16 Driven by design Six sexy vehicles with tank-loads of style
20 Deck the house Extending a stylish home with a great patio
22 Patio pleasures Staging a party-worthy outdoor deck
25 Room with a view Deconstructing a downtown Vancouver renovation
28 Two good chicks to know A new design duo dresses up a drab display suite
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It takes two
From Adam and Eve to Antony and Cleopatra to Batman and Robin, history and pop culture repeatedly tell us that two heads are better than one.
Who am I to argue?
The latest issue of Home Makeover magazine stands
as further testament to the fact that it takes two, as
they say, to make things go right. For instance, our
Whole Home Makeover this month (pages 8 to 14) showcases a stun-
ning Kerrisdale project completed by a terrically talented twosome:
designer Cline Pitre and her architect husband, Alan Endall.
Working together really made us appreciate each others skills that
much more, Pitre reveals. It can be easy to lose sight of that, espe-
cially when there are dishes and laundry to be done!
In the rst instalment of a new, ongoing feature weve named, In
the Works (pages 25 to 27), the bi-creative powers of a second pair
designer Tom Bakker and builder Ken Gijssen are exposed as they
take us through their latest condo collaboration step by step.
Its amazing what can happen when you put the right people
together, Bakker comments. Working with Ken inspires me because he
has a wealth of technical knowledge. If you combine that knowledge
early on in the design process, it makes for a more ecient project.
One of my favourite dynamic duos the Heathers joined us in
the South Surrey sunshine to transform a sprawling backyard deck
into the perfect place for a patio party (pages 22 to 24). Heather Kleim
and Heather Stuart used double the design know-how to stage a
truly gorgeous outdoor space.
By combining our creative forces, we are able to take traditional
home-staging projects to the next level, comments Kleim on part-
nering with Stewart. Working together, our creative forces multiply.
Last, but certainly not least, we bring you the inside scoop on
a couple of chicks with some real design tricks up their sleeves.
Jennifer Scott and Rachel Harrison of A Good Chick to Know Design
dolled up a White Rock display suite that narrowly missed top prize in
B.C.s Best Young Designer competition (pages 28 to 30).
On working together, the chicks say: While we always have a
cohesive overall design in mind when creating a space, we often
have slightly dierent approaches on how to get there. Having each
other as a sounding board for ideas and utilizing two sets of eyes
when on the hunt for something allows us to achieve the most
thought-out end result for our clients. Plus, its super fun shopping
with your best friend!
I couldnt have said it better myself.
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What happens when you love your neighbourhood, adore your lot, but loathe your home? No need to move, says Cline Pitre, who heads up
Vancouvers Celine Interiors design rm.
Just x it.
In 2009, Pitre had the chance to put her
theory into practice when close friends found
themselves in just such a jam. The couple a
pair of busy, active professionals with no
children had lived in their 2,700-square-foot
west side bungalow for several years. Now
the house, which felt cramped and gloomy,
was no longer working for them.
The space just wasnt large enough for
these parties that they really love to host,
with up to 100 guests at a time, Pitre says
from the downtown oce she shares with
her architect husband, Alan Endall of Endall
Elliot Associates. They thought that the only
option was to move, but none of the proper-
ties they looked at felt quite right.
Instead, over the Christmas holidays, she
and Endall pitched a whole-home overhaul
to their friends. Their proposal included a
functional, owing oor plan that blurred
the line between indoors and out; wide,
open spaces with plenty of natural light;
and display walls to proudly showcase the
couples growing collection of ne art.
A made-over Vancouver
bungalow becomes a luxe,
BY NOA GLOUBERMAN
Photos: Heather Ross8 HOME MAKEOVER JUNE 2011
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Main oor attractionWith the homeowners fortuitously sched-
uled for an extended overseas sabbatical,
Pitre, Endall and general contractor Davidson
Walker Construction got down to work. And
work they did.
The rst thing we did was tear the entire
roof right o and lift it, says Pitre, empha-
sizing that this renovation was a major
undertaking, which took nearly two years to
complete. The reason we did that was to
add a couple of feet in height to the main
oor, which was like an instant breath of
fresh air. It successfully got rid of the stu-
ness of the former space.
Her next step ringing clerestory win-
dows well above eye level, just shy of the
rooine eectively provided even more
ventilation and natural sunlight without
comprising the owners desire for privacy,
as traditional windows would have done.
Eliminating several unnecessary rooms
from the main oor further decluttered
the space; the open area left in their wake
created the perfect blank canvas for a com-
bined cooking, living and dining space.
It was still important to include some
separation between the kitchen and living
room so that cooking and plating could go on
unnoticed by guests, says Pitre. We came up
with a couple of great solutions to do that.
Rather than building a traditional wall
between the two rooms, the designer clev-
erly installed a part wall, just shy of full
height, which perfectly denes the boundary
between the two spaces without shutting
one area o from the other. The functional
bonus to this architectural feature: it creates
extra vertical space that can be used to dis-
play the homeowners cherished paintings.
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On the kitchen side, visitors are further prevented
from viewing any messy dinner prep or cleanup directly
thanks to a moss-coloured Martha Sturdy rectangular
resin vase set into the end of the CaeserStone island and
lit from below. This artistic touch lovingly sourced from
the Gallery at Matticks Farm in Victoria literally glows,
eectively stopping the eye from travelling beyond and
into the kitchen. This smart island also features a wine
trough embedded right into the stone; lled with ice, its
the perfect place to chill a bottle.
Sleek appliances, including a Preference stainless-steel
microwave and Epicure wall oven, both from Dacor, as
well as a Viking six-burner rangetop perfectly comple-
ment the oor-to-ceiling wenge cabinets custom
designed by Cline Interiors which thoughtfully include
a shallow space to house wine glasses.
The living room, too, is full of small, stunning touches
that are, at second glance, as functional as they are
esthetically pleasing. Take, for instance, the seeming lack
of television an imposing appliance that, according to
Pitre, can be a distraction, at best, or an eyesore, at worst
in an open-concept space.
We took one of the paintings from the collection a
bright-red [Bratsa] Bonifacho piece and hung it on
an invisible track so that it can be slid o to the side,
WHOLE HOME MAKEOVER
well above eye
level ventilate and
light the main oor
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the kitchen and
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